Archive for December 30th, 2010

Beatrice Chun Aina

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Dec. 6, 2010
Beatrice Chun Aina, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pacific Club waitress, died in San Jose, Calif. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughters Marvilyne Williams, Kathleen King and Karen Tamaoka; sister Lenora Chun; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. next Thursday at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Valley of the Temples.

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CELESTINO “CELING” RUTAB ALCANTARA

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Mililani Memorial Park & Mortuary Mauka Chapel

CELESTINO “CELING” RUTAB ALCANTARA

Age 73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 16, 2010 in Honolulu. Born April 6, 1937 in San Sebastian, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. A retired auto mechanic from Hawaiian Electric.

He is survived by wife, Josefina “Josie” A. Alcantara; sons, Rodrigo “Rod” (Rochelle) Alcantara, Henry (Dawn) Alcantara, Antonio “Celes” Alcantara Jr; daughters, Jocelyn (James) Pestana, Renee (Saiyo) Vallesteros; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters, Susie Alcantara of Stockton, CA, Precy (Vic) Carbonell of Stockton, CA; brothers, Esteban “Benny” (Senen), Alcantara of Stockton, CA, Meddie (Cherry) Alcantara of Stockton, CA; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (January 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:15 a.m. Monday (January 3) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Mary Alice Clark

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Dec. 15, 2010
Mary Alice Clark, 91, of Kaneohe, a retired special-education teacher, died. She was born near Rainier, Ore. She is survived by sons Douglas, Charles and Thomas “Kalani”; daughters Athline and Elizabeth “BJ”; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private services.

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GLORIA ANN EBALAROZA

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

GLORIA ANN EBALAROZA

Age 73, of Waipahu, Hawaii, passed away December 11, 2010 in Ewa Beach. Born August 13, 1937 in Waimea, Kauai, HI. Gloria retired as a waitress from Flamingo
Restaurant after 15 years of employment.

She is survived by sons, Marc A. (Jessica) Ebalaroza, Roy A. Ebalaroza; daughters, Cristine A. (Brian) Treptow of WA, Bernadette A. (Stuart) Toyama, Gerry A. (Jeremy) Ebalaroza-Tunnell of WA, Michelle Ann Ebalaroza; brothers, Richard “Sonny” (Florence) Felimer, Eugene Felimer; sisters, Anita (Chris) Lafrenz of NJ, Linda (Joseph) Litton of GA, Elaine (John) Jackson of VA, Arlene (Chris) Jansen, Natalie (Terry) Fowler; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (January 4) at Mililani Downtown Mortuary; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 1:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

Eleanor Mildred Elwyn

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Dec. 25, 2010
Eleanor Mildred Elwyn, 83, of Honolulu, a retired high school teacher, died in Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was born in Kingston, N.Y. She is survived by brother Alan Simmons. Private services.

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Gilbert Freitas

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Dec. 13, 2010
Gilbert “Whitey” Freitas, 89, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Public Works Center rigger, Kewalo Terrace resident manager and an Army veteran who served during World War II, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Bruce B., daughters Charlene “Shy” Brokofsky and Cynthia “Cindy” Freitas, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Nuuanu Memorial Park and Mortuary, east chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart. Mass: 9:45 a.m. Burial: 11:30 a.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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Minoru Inokuma

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Dec. 2, 2010
Minoru “Mac” Inokuma, 84, of Kapolei, a Love’s Bakery driver and salesman, died in Kapolei. He was born in Haliimaile, Maui. He is survived by wife Jane, son Dwight, daughter Gayle and sister Mitsue Itomura. Private services.

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Helen Jadrnicek

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Dec. 25, 2010
Helen “Li” Jadrnicek, 94, of Lanikai, an overseer, died in Lanikai. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Kimo and Rik, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial at a later date. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hospice Hawaii, 924-9255.

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James Roberts LeBlanc

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Nov. 5, 2010
James Roberts LeBlanc of Honolulu, a retired Aston Hotels and Resorts senior vice president and chief financial officer, retired National Golf Courses treasurer and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Boston. He is survived by wife Gwendolyn, sons Patrick and Paul, and daughters Anne LeBlanc-Erquiza and April LeBlanc. Private services.

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Rubie J. Lee

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Dec. 20, 2010
Rubie J. Lee, 95, of Everett, Wash., formerly of Honolulu, a former resident manager of the Governor Cleghorn Condo in Waikiki, died in Everett. She was born in Braddyville, Iowa. She is survived by sons Robert C. Jr., Brainard E. and Roger H.; daughter Marilyn D. Fisken; sister Bette Tatum; numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren; and a great-great- grandchild. No services. No flowers.

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Jie Zhen Lei

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Dec. 15, 2010
Jie Zhen Lei, 85, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Zhongshan, China. She is survived by sons Ngor Lau Lee, Ngok Fong Lee and Lawrence Li; daughters Guo Xin, Wan Qiao Li, Engloria Chau and Tina Diec; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Borthwick Mortuary, makai chapel. Taoist services. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

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Ah Nee Leong

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Dec. 22, 2010
Ah Nee Leong, 93, of Honolulu, a retired state social worker, died in Nuuanu Hale. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Won Sun, son Michael J., daughter Ginger C. Lapenia, sister Mabel Abili and a grandchild. Visitation: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Star of the Sea. Mass: 11 a.m. Entombment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park.

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Henry Kwock Yen Leong

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Dec. 22, 2010
Henry Kwock Yen Leong, 81, of Kailua, a retired Edsung Foodservice salesman and an Army veteran, died in Wahiawa General Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by son Henrick “Ricky,” daughter Loralyn Y.U. Masuda, brothers Alvin and Edmond, sister Eloise, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire.

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Marcelina Cayaban Mendoza

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Dec. 21, 2010
Marcelina Cayaban “Soling” Mendoza, 73, of Kaneohe died. She was born in Kekaha, Kauai. She is survived by daughters Iwalani Campman and Melisha Shin Sung, brother William Cayaban, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Kaneohe. Mass: 11:15 a.m. Services: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Aloha attire.

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ROBERT SUSUMU MUNEMITSU

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Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St.)

ROBERT SUSUMU MUNEMITSU

Age 81, of Honolulu, passed away December 13, 2010 at St. Francis Hospice West. Born March 30, 1929 in Lahaina, Maui.

He is survived by wife, Sheila C. H. Munemitsu; sons, Michael K. Munemitsu, Mark S. (Ann) Munemitsu, Neil Z. Munemitsu; daughters, Gaye (David) Yerrick of California, Jennifer Munemitsu; brother, Keiji (Setsuyo) Munemitsu of California; sister, Nancy Gunn of California; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Private services were held.

Robert Susumu Munemitsu

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Dec. 13, 2010
Robert Susumu Munemitsu, 81, of Honolulu, an Army veteran, died in St. Francis Hospice-West. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by wife Sheila C.H.; sons Michael K., Mark S. and Neil Z.; daughters Gaye Yerrick and Jennifer Munemitsu; brother Keiji; sister Nancy Gunn; and five grandchildren. Private services.

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Paul Kei Oshiro

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Dec. 22, 2010
Paul Kei Oshiro, 59, of Haiku, Maui, an Army veteran and a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, died in Haiku. He was born in Puunene, Maui. He is survived by brothers James and George, and sisters Elaine Lee and Gail Hasegawa. Private services.

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Eduardo Udani Pacleb

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Dec. 16, 2010
Eduardo Udani “Eddie” Pacleb, 74, of Ewa Beach, a retiree from Safeway, Lahaina, died in Manila, Philippines. He was born in Camalamiugan, Cagayan, Philippines. He is survived by wife Marina L.; sons Wilfredo, Ferdinand A., also known as Ferdinand Quines, and Jupiter; daughters Venus Vilora and Eva Dacanay; brothers Alfredo and Martin; sisters Emeteria and Caridad Ragsac, Magdalena Espinoza, Florentina Caigas, Purificacion Caoile and Teresita Ricardos; and 13 grandchildren. Services and burial in Bintawan, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines.

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Marian Kimmerer Rodenhurst

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Dec. 26, 2010
Marian Kimmerer Rodenhurst, 67, of Kailua died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Washington, D.C. She is survived by brothers Wim, Rob and Tom Kimmerer. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. today at Kailua Community Church. Aloha attire.

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William S. Romig

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Dec. 11, 2010
William S. Romig, 74, of Pearl City died in Kapolei. He was born in Uhrichsville, Ohio. He is survived by wife Elaine S., son Kevin J., daughter Kelli J. Kunihiro and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Sumie Sakai Sagawa

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Dec. 11, 2010
Sumie Sakai Sagawa, 90, of Honolulu, a retired Palolo Elementary School educational assistant, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born on Kauai. She is survived by sons Richard H. and Allen T., four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Ethel Itsue Saito

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Nov. 29, 2010
Ethel Itsue Saito, 91, of Honolulu, retired owner of Saito Saimin and of Sushi Center, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Chester I. and Theodore S., daughter Beverly Y. Robinson, brothers Jerry and James Matsumura, sister Grace Morishige, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Wilfred S. Sakamoto

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Nov. 18, 2010
Wilfred S. “Cupid” Sakamoto, 79, of Honolulu, a retired city building inspector and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Kaunakakai, Molokai. He is survived by brothers Katsumi and Charles, and sister Bernice Okamoto. Private services.

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Michael Tallackson

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Dec. 1, 2010
Michael Tallackson, 40, of Pearl City, a receiving supervisor at the Tripler Army Medical Center warehouse and a Navy veteran, died in Kailua. He was born in Lihue. He is survived by son Galen Brant-Tallackson, father John and sisters Kelly McGregor, Stephanie Melendez and Christina Haugh. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Aiea heiau. Potluck style. Casual attire. Donations suggested to Huntington’s Disease Foundation.

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Masako Tamanaha

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MASAKO TAMANAHA

Age 90, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2010 at Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre in Kaneohe.

She is survived by sons Kenneth K., Glenn K., Roy K., Gary K. Tamanaha, and the family of her late daughter Jean H. Omori; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 3 p.m. January 9, 2011 on Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Thelma Tomoko (Nitta) Tokairin

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THELMA TOMOKO (NITTA) TOKAIRIN

Thelma Tomoko (Nitta) Tokairin, 80, of Honolulu, passed away on December 22, 2010 at Kuakini Medical Center, Hale Pulama Mau. She was born in Waipahu, Oahu and retired as a supervisor for the real property section of the State of Hawaii/C & C of Honolulu Tax Offices.

She is survived by her husband, Judge Bert S. Tokairin (retired); son, Dr. Donn S. Tokairin; grandsons, Brett and Shawn; daughter-in-law, Judie (Rogers); sister, Bertha Tahira; brother, Masaharu Nitta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation at 12:30 PM, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services at 1:30 PM. Aloha attire. No monetary offerings.

Dorothy Leilani Woodward

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Dec. 19, 2010
Dorothy Leilani “Dolly” Woodward, 56, of Kapaa, Kauai, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Dayne Sr.; sons Dayne “Hawaiian Teddy Bear” and Dustin; brothers Issac “Boy” and Frederick Kaohe; sisters Joyce Sevaaetasi, Betty Jean Baldwin and Margaret Woodward; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at Borthwick Kauai Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Lihue Public Cemetery.

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Edwin Takeshi Yamada

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Dec. 13, 2010
Edwin Takeshi Yamada, 68, of Aiea, a retired Pan American World Airways customer service representative and president of Airport Terminal Services, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Carol K., son Evann T., daughters Lea Ann R. Kakimoto and Jolie K. Kolona, sisters Doris Y. Watanabe and Shirley S. Minami, and four grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Incorrect information in an obituary published yesterday.

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